Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i SLR Review

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Playback Modes & Menus


Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D

Pressing the Play button calls up either the last image/video captured or the last file viewed along with little to no exposure information. While you're in Play mode pressing the DISP. button controls the amount of information displayed on the LCD from: quality (L) and the image number (129 of 145 images), complete exposure info and a brightness histogram, the RGB histogram, no information.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D

While in Play mode you can display an index of the last 4 images by pressing the AE Lock/Index button (the checker board icon). Pressing the Index button again changes the screen to the last 9 images. You can use the 4-way controller to navigate through your images.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D

If you would like to enlarge an image to examine it more closely just press the AF point selection/Magnify button (the magnifying glass icon). Each time you press the button the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 10x. At any step you can scroll around inside the image using the 4-way controller.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D Digital Rebel

Play menu options:


    Protect - Protect/unprotect images
    Rotate - Manually rotate portrait mode images
    Erase images - Select and erase images or All images on card
    Print Order - Set DPOF printing information
    Transfer Order - Select images to be transferred to the computer
    Histogram - Select Brightness or RGB histogram
    Slide Show - Start and automated slide show playback
    Image Jump w/main control dial - 1 image, 10 images, 100 images, Screen, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills




Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D

Video files are played back full screen with VCR-like controls, or on your TV via the supplied Audio/Video cable. The T1i also offers HDMI output when using the optional HDMI Cable HTC-100. When playing movies back in-camera, sound is heard through the built-in speaker, and rotating the main control dial controls the volume.


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